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Fragment of a tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 41.5 x 28.5 cm (16 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Fragment. Rectangular panel, bordered by four narrow strips of plain linen cloth. Wool and linen wefts; linen warps. On a brick pink ground, a roundel at the right and two half roundels at the left. In the former, two haloed standing human figures; in the latter, pairs of haloed horsemen. Pointed leaf motives in the interspaces. Colors predominantly green, yellow, brown; pink and blue. Stains and incrustations; small holes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore